Nevada Top 10 Attractions

6: Grand Canyon Tours

Grand Canyon Tours
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The Grand Canyon is one of the most impressive natural attractions in Nevada. The Canyon is formed by Colorado River as it winds its way down the state. The Canyon is approximately 277 miles long and the scenery changes constantly along its length and breadth. The area has more than 1500 unique plants, fungi, and moss that are found only in the Canyon area. The area is also home to more than 1000 unique insects, animals, birds, and reptiles. For this reason, the Grand Canyon is a very popular tourist destination. Apart from sightseeing, tourists can raft on the river, hike and run on trails surrounding the river, and view the river from a helicopter. Camping is also allowed on the North and South Rim of the Canyon and there are great amenities around the Canyon for visitors and tourists.

Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

7: Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

This beautiful freshwater lake is one of the most dazzling lakes in Nevada. It is the largest alpine lake in the state and it is the second deepest lake in the US. The stunningly clear lake is famous for its pure-blue waters. Looming mountain peaks surrounding the lake and are reflected on the pristine lake waters creating an eye-catching visual. The lake is also surrounded by ski resorts, summer holiday homes and tourist attractions. Visitors can enjoy winter and summer activities in and around the lake. Winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and snowshoeing are popular. During the summer, water sports like jet skiing, para-sailing, paddle sports, yachting, and sailboat racing are common. As the lake is surrounded by thick forests, tourists can arrange for hiking, biking, camping, and many more activities on the lush forests.

Address: 2005 NV-28, Incline Village, NV 89452

8: Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Lake Mead is one of the deepest reservoirs in the US and it has an impressive 550 miles of shoreline. The lake was formed by the Hoover Dam when it was built on the Colorado River. The Lake offers several activities for locals and tourists like boating, yachting, water skiing, fishing, sunbathing, and swimming. The lake also has four marinas and boat tours can be booked from any of these marinas for fishing or water sports. The lake also has several small man-made islands that are a great place for a vacation.

Address: 268 Lakeshore Road, Boulder City, Nevada 89005

9: Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Frank Kovalchek

The Great Basin National Park is located in White Pine County and it is famous for its ancient bristlecone pines. The Park is also famous for the Lehman caves located at the bottom of Wheeler Peak. The Caves are inhabited by several bacteria and insects that thrive in the enclosed environment on the organic matter left by larger animals like squirrels, chipmunks, rats and bats. The Park also has 12 trails for hiking, biking, and camping.

Address: Great Basin National Park, Baker, Nevada 89311

10: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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The Red Rock Canyon is beautiful and it showcases a set of towering red rocks. With looming 3000 feet sandstone walls, the peaks and walls are called as the Keystone Thrust and the highest point is called the La Madre Mountain. The entire area is impressive and it is spread out over more than 195,819 acres. The area offers hiking, camping, rock climbing, horseback riding, biking, and rock scrambling.

Address: 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161

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